My wife and I experienced that rare event of two people having their phoenix moments at the same time and about the same thing. Neither of us are happy about our body compositions and we are both pissed enough to do something serious about it.
I’ve known about the V-Diet for a long time (claim to fame: I sold Shugs his flax seeds back in the day when I worked at GNC while he was experimenting with the first versions of the V-Diet. I thought it was bat-shit crazy back then, but that was pre-phoenix). In particular, the awesome results seen in this forum’s participants is what prompted both my wife and I to do this diet.
So, here we are at day one. We were about 30 min into our first 45 min NEPA walk (fasted) when my wife’s pager goes off (she’s on call this weekend): 30 minutes to get to the OR, emergency C-Section. We haul ass back to the house, I make her shake for her (two scoops vanilla MD, some raspberry sugar free crystal light, a scoop of Biotest l-leucine (damn, forgot to get flax seeds, oh well, move them to a later shake), while she grabs a scrub hat and gets her bag together to go up to the hospital. I pour her shake into a glass that’ll fit into the cup holder in her car, she grabs a straw (she loves to drink her protein shakes with a straw for some reason).
She takes a quick sip through the straw and almost throws up all over the kitchen floor. With 15 min to be in the OR and the hospital being 10 minutes away, we quickly conclude that we’ll have to sort this out when she gets back.
Now, here I am, drinking her shake (not a big fan of raspberry and vanilla, but can’t waste the MD and Leucine - I cashed the Superfood back separately), trying to figure out how to work these shakes for her in a way that is at least slightly palatable. She’s lactose intolerant, but it appears from many posts that lactose intolerant people do not have problems with the MD b/c of the micellar casein/whey isolate combo.
The problem is, however, that being lactose intolerant has conditioned a severe nausea response to anything “milky” flavored for my wife. Any suggestions on how to minimize that part of the flavor would be greatly appreciated.
Hopefully she’ll only be out for a couple of hours so as to not screw up the shake schedule too much.
So that is the first couple of hours of V-Diet Day 1 for us. More updates are to come (my pics and measurements will be up later today, I’m not sure if my wife will be comfortable with her pics on the internet, so it might just be measurements for her). She has an account here at T-Nation, though she rarely logs on - she might swing by from time to time, but I’ll probably be the one posting most of the time. Looking forward to getting to know fellow V Dieters through this forum.
Stay healthy, everyone!